Trial date for ex-MMA fighter John 'War Machine' Koppenhaver set for Feb. 27

Former UFC and Bellator MMA fighter John Koppenhaver, who is charged with the attempted murder of his former girlfriend Christy Mack, has been scheduled for jury trial on Feb. 27 in Las Vegas.

Koppenhaver, better known as War Machine, was arrested in August 2014 after allegedly assaulting Mack, an adult film actress, and a male companion in Las Vegas. Mack was hospitalized with multiple injuries, including missing and broken teeth and a fractured rib.

According to local news outlet KSNV, Koppenhaver rejected a proposed plea agreement Thursday. His trial is scheduled to begin on the morning of Feb. 27, before judge Elissa Cadish.

Koppenhaver, 35, is facing 34 charges, including attempted murder, sexual assault and battery. He is facing a maximum sentence of life in prison.

As a professional fighter, Koppenhaver amassed an overall record of 14-5. He appeared on the UFC's reality show, "The Ultimate Fighter," in 2007. He fought for multiple promotions between 2008 and 2013, before signing with Bellator. He appeared in the Bellator cage three times in 2013, with a record of 2-1.

He was incarcerated in 2010 on assault charges and again in 2012. He's been in custody since his arrest in 2014.